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by laup
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Update on Export to Word
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Update on Export to Word

A chronic problem for Mellel users is exporting to Microsoft Word. Various earlier posts have addressed the issue over the years. The export from Mellel to rtf still has a number of problems, which carry through to a Word document. Currently, I find that my best option is to export from Mellel to pd...
by laup
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Table Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Table Notes

Mellel doesn't advertise the ability to have table notes, but it is sometimes possible. Define a note stream, Table Notes. Specify that the notes appear "After text." Specify that renumbering starts with each new section Then, when inserting a new table in which one wants to have table notes, put th...
by laup
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tables in Mellel 4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Tables in Mellel 4.2

Many commands (e.g., merge) are now reachable via the little gear icon at the bottom left of the table palette. As for applying styles or templates, you have to create them. Then, when you add a new table (Insert/Table), you will see options in the popup interface. It works very neatly. The user gui...
by laup
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping figure and table auto-titles above
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Keeping figure and table auto-titles above

Sometimes, a figure heading or a table heading (tag flows) will jump to be below the figure or table, rather than remain above it, as intended. What is causing this and how do I prevent it? This often happens if I delete what appears to be an extraneous carriage return between, say, the graphic and ...
by laup
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Round trip editing equations with MathType
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Round trip editing equations with MathType

I agree, but the workaround is easy: (1) set the Cut and Copy preference in MathType to pdf (check a box at the bottom) and (2) copy and paste from MathType to Mellel. You can discard the MathType file because the equation can always be edited by copying it back from Mellel to MathType. If you paste...
by laup
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Index Building
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Index Building

I'm only beginning to use the nice index feature, beyond some initial experimentation when it was first introduced. I am musing about things I don't know how to do, or are not currently possible. Automatic Marking. We can select an index record, switch to the text pane, and use Find to find all inst...
by laup
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering Figures
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Numbering Figures

Note the box that says "Reset numbering with higher level flow." What's confusing is that if the first three items in your flow are Heading 1 Heading 2 Figure , where Figure is a tag flow, then Figure is "at" the second level and will start renumbering only when the "higher level flow" (Heading 1) c...
by laup
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnote by Chapter
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Endnote by Chapter

Is there a trick for collecting endnotes at the end of each chapter? Perhaps using a page-style break?
by laup
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering Figures
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Numbering Figures

I use Heading 1 for unnumbered heading because items like Preface then show up in the Outline. As in the linked file I provided, I sometimes use auto-titling for sections of the summary and for appendices. I agree that that complexity is often unnecessary.
by laup
Fri May 31, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering Figures
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Numbering Figures

Perhaps my instructions were not quite right. If so, sorry. I have put a skeletal make-believe document at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aspi5ln5b3vep4i/AACUTq4ArkIi2USaa5ZGkdQya?dl=0 You have to download the mellel file and then open it. You will see that the figures renumbers by chapter. You can then...
by laup
Thu May 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering Figures
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Numbering Figures

Suppose that your title flow already is Heading 1 Heading 2 Figure Heading 3 Other stuff Where Heading 1 is for unnumbered headings, Header 2 is for chapter titles, and Headomg 3 is for chapter-section title. The Figure item should be a tag flow, obtained by clicking the "Add" button and renaming. N...
by laup
Mon May 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering

Having now written a lengthy document using equations, I have two amendments to what I wrote earlier: 1. To get the equation number to be on the same line as the equation pasted in from, e.g., MathType, it may be necessary to adjust the character style for equation number so as to move the baseline ...
by laup
Mon May 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Character Style and TOCs
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Character Style and TOCs

Is it only me? Over the years, I've had trouble generating correct TOCs because some of the headings come out bold when I want them not to be. If no one else has had these problems, then I am resigned to my dullard's shame. However, the interface seems confusing. Whether dealing with a selection of ...
by laup
Wed May 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Formatting Autotitle Elements
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Formatting Autotitle Elements

Hi, I had in mind auto titles, not tags. Your note, however, caused me to disentangle setting each element's Numbering Unit (e.g., arabic or Latin) and setting "style" paragraph or character style. This morning, I experimented again and had better luck setting the styles of elements separately. Perh...
by laup
Wed May 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Formatting Autotitle Elements
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Formatting Autotitle Elements

I have a hard time formatting auto titles and must be doing something wrong, probably very elementary. I thought that the idea was to select a given element of an autotitle definition and double-click the relevant paragraph format in the paragraph palette. However, I frequently am unable to get this...